South Korea 500-WON (KM27) Red-crowned crane
The Red-crowned crane (aka Grus japonensis, Japanese Crane, or Manchurian Crane) is one of the largest cranes, measuring up to 158 cm tall with a wing span up to 250 cm (that's over 8 feet for those whose measuring systems are still stuck in the dark ages).
It is an endangered species, with less than 3,000 left in the wild.
As far as I know, this is the only circulating animal coin minted by South Korea.
- Diameter: 26.4 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM27